Sophomore F Urule Igbavboa offered scholarship

Six-foot-8 sophomore forward Urule Igbavboa of Oakdale (MN) Tartan has been offered a scholarship by the University of Minnesota. He averaged 14 points and six rebounds per game for the Titans, who advanced to the Class AAAA semifinals. He is playing this summer for the Howard Pulley White team. Wisconsin was in to watch him play this past week.

Urule Igbavboa will play at the Nike Hoop Jamboree in St. Louis June 18-22 and is hoping to get an invite to the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis in July.

Igbavboa is a good athlete with soft hands. He needs to get stronger, but is perhaps the state's top player in the Class of 2005. Tartan figures to be one of the top teams in the state as they return four starters and seven of their top eight from a team that finished 23-8 and had won 15 straight before losing to Osseo in the state semifinals.

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